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I Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

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    Dimentia (or Alzheimers),

    is a terrible disease. I just burried my 90 year and 11 month old mother a little over a week ago, and the ripples of her disease are still moving ever outward. She had been coping with increasingly progressive Dimentia for at least 15 year. I feel caring for her for 10 years...
    bobbyorr bobbyorr 51-55, M 6 Responses May 12

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    This morning I was asked to fix my families

    favorite breakfast, my buttermilk pancakes. As I was preparing all of the ingredients something occurred to me. I had all of the ingredients all separated and measured out. I thought how I would not eat or drink anyone of them individually, especially the buttermilk...yuck...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    Recently being diagnosed with HIV is not easy.

    ...at all. Especially with the stigma out there. However, I believe this is a new door for me and I'm not going to give up on my aspirations to have a loving wife and beautiful children of my own. With today's medications it's possible. I'm not going to let my distrust of the...
    Godislife91 Godislife91 22-25, M 6 Responses May 7

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    Here's another one I don't buy.

    Just because good things come out of bad things sometimes, doesn't make this true. I have schizophrenia. If I lived in the year 1900, I'd be locked up in an asylum, and forgotten, and tortured by the staff there. What good would that do, other than that my family could get on...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 1 Response May 17

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    Respectfully, I don't believe everything happens

    for a reason. I don't believe in coincidences, but neither do I believe that everything happens for a reason. I DO believe in synchronicity--which allows us the free will to choose--always--in everything, and those choices attract synchronous energy. For example, believing...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    I decided to pretend I liked a boy (who liked

    me) to make my crush (who I was positive that liked me back) jealous. But now, I have fallen in love with that boy, and I don't regret anything. Tomorrow at my school dance, I'm going to ask him to be my boyfriend. That crush? He found another girl who someday he'll break her...
    OhLookItsRynee OhLookItsRynee 13-15, F 7 Responses May 21

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    Looking back on this last year,

    a lot has changed in my life. I broke off an engagement. I started a new job. I went back to school. I experienced the loss of two very close people in my life. Loss has a way of waking you up. Not just the death of the ones you love, but also a break up. Everything feels a...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    I'm Renee Yvonne. When I was 14 I got pregnant.

    My parents lawyer drew up adoption papers before the baby was born because I was s "minor". I don't know if it was a boy or girl. When I was 18 I met a Navy Pilot when we lived in Chicago. We got married when I was 19 and I was 2 months pregnant. We wanted to have 5 children...
    ReneeYvonne72 ReneeYvonne72 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    I've legally have been dead twice,

    but I'm still standing. I must have some purpose in life, I must be worth it somehow.
    SulleyBabe SulleyBabe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    I believe this because I could be against all

    odds and stress out and somehow, things all work themselves out and I worried and stressed for no reason. As I get older I'm realizing that I need to let go of all things that I cannot control and just let them be. Things do work out. And there are blessings everyday. Big and...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 3 Responses May 16

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    Ride On A Train.

    Today is like every other day. I board the train quickly-can't be late. I choose a seat near the back. Few sit there. The light is broken, but that's fine. I don't need a light today. Alone I sit, lost in my thoughts, swirling, swirling. ..A slight noise startles me back to...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 16 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    "I was told once that

    when we are given a lesson and we do not learn from the first experience, we continually get the same lesson given to us, and each time we need to face it, it grows, it gets bigger and bigger, we get hurt more and more, until the day comes and we realize what we are doing we...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    I have come to believe

    that everything happens for a reason. All you can do is be true to who you are and hope that any obstacle or opportunity comes your way was put their for a reason. It may be to test our faith, our resolve, or trust, our patients or it may be to reward us for all the things we...
    Jamestone73 Jamestone73 41-45, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I truly do. Everything is a part of

    who you are. Even people coming into your life or crossing paths. There can even be those rare people you meet and have an instant connection and very deep bond and feelings for very quickly. One person can alter and change your life for the better.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I believe it does, I just wish I knew why?

    God I wish I knew why. and will I survive. I hope so, because I'm alone. But for my daughter I'll do it.
    jshow jshow 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8

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    It wasn't a waste of time

    if you learned something 👌
    recklesssxo recklesssxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Alter my dreams and ambitions at the cost of

    supposedly sounding adamant! No way!! My Fight Club mantra, keep it going! And keep it going all you people too who are feeling low and want to adapt their aspirations and desires coz you are miles away from them... For all you know they might be close enough than you imagine...
    scorpionspeaks scorpionspeaks 31-35, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    armaan90 armaan90 22-25, M May 17

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    I do truly believe that everything happens

    for a reason. I met a girl here on EP. She is in another country. I honestly don't know if things will ever progress past what we have. But I simply cannot get her out of my mind. She has seriously changed my life. In a word love comes to mind. My mind is racing. Is this real...
    loftus109 loftus109 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17

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    I always try to follow what my heart says,

    but sometimes my head steps in and confuses me. My heart sometimes says one thing, while my head says something else. Sometimes I feel that I know what I want to do and then something always just steps in and says ‘NOPE’. I have many dreams and goals that I wish to meet...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F May 16

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    You find the best people

    when you stop trying so hard to find the perfect ones. :)
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    If u call. A girl pretty she well forget in a

    hour. Call a girl. UGLY. She'll remember her entire life
    CookiePandas CookiePandas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Yes everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes the hard part is finding the reason
    Larapshasuraka Larapshasuraka 18-21, F 10 Responses May 5

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    I do believe everything happens

    for a reason. My dad died when I was about 5 or 6 and I only have one memory of being with him. But I'm thankful because I at least remember him. I know that it's hard for my mom to raise 5 kids and she'll give her last penny to make us...
    searching4him searching4him 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    Anyone on thats wanting to talk I am 13

    and I have brown hair and have highlights!
    lexiLOVESyew lexiLOVESyew 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Karma is a nurtured seed.

    You always reap what you sow.
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 28

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    I love to cuddle naked the feel of some one

    touching my skin is so relaxing
    anniegirl45 anniegirl45 66-70, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Unwanted moments or events have their own

    purposes in our lives. It was that which introduced us to certain parts of ourselves, which were hidden thus far, that would otherwise never get enlightened nor healed were it not for the challenges and difficulties that first helped us to reveal them and which also helped us to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    It's funny to think that

    as we get older...u realize that everything does happen for a reason or purpose! When we accept that we're the authors to our own script in life.... You can start to wonder that all that u go thru is meant to be?! Isn't it all a question of attitude though? Instead if getting...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 13

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Knowing you can live without someone

    but not wanting to is the ultimate dilemma. Do you stay still due to a sense of safety, real or imagined? Do you leave, closing the door to a past that helped define you up until now? Change is something that is coveted by many but feared by everyone at the same time. How do...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 23 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was 14, I had my heart set on the

    adventure of a career at sea. I could attend sea training college and complete my education whilst concurrently apprenticing for a sea trade. I attended interview, passed everything and then, at the end of my medical examination, the Doctor remembered there was a questionnaire...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Have you ever just sat down

    and thought..... Damn I've been through a lot of **** in my life so far.....
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 10 Responses Apr 28

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some

    serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience has been painful and stressful but the uncertainty of what happens next was probably the scariest part for me. I wasn't sure how I was going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 16

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    Duh .................

    ............................. !!!
    kickingDali kickingDali 51-55, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I'd love to chat with foreign girl.

    I'm swedish, boring. Hugs
    Bkboy Bkboy 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    me and my ex are still friends it's odd

    how one day we were loving n the other we were breaking up n the other were just friends this might make my life better or it might just destroy it but I know that everything happens for a reason sometimes I just wish I knew the reason
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I believe everything happens

    for reason. Three years ago, I applied for Disability benefits and was denied. I appealed the decision. Months and a year went by but in the meanwhile, I suffered with my illness, worked gigs and lots of odd jobs for money, Family turned their back on me because I wasn't...
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Everything happens for a reason.

    You, make the reason. Things happen. You, make them meaningful. Struggles happen. You, make it worth holding on. Things get taken away. You, make them worth fighting for. Life happens. You. Make it worth living.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    you will always have hope

    when you remember, that, there is a time for everything. Good, Bad, Happy, Sad, its the balance of life.
    RedApple44 RedApple44 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 49 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    A friend once told me,

    "people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I want to be with someone

    but maybe there's no one who wants to be with me. ... ??
    armaan90 armaan90 22-25, M 2 Responses May 17

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    last night my boyfriend told me

    that he's moving out of town soon. And I'm so freaking sad,mad,and confused and dissapointed at the moment. I dont know what to say to him,it hurts so bad. LIKE REALLY BAD. But I believe that yea everything happens for a reason right? I really need someone i could talk to.
    tabshao tabshao 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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